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Podcast Interview with A. Robert Lee

Produced to celebrate Lee’s recent and upcoming publications, and in part to prepare for the launch of a regular EBSN podcast, to be made available from this website. Topics discussed include American Studies in the UK, Eric Mottram, Harold Norse … Continue reading

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Letter from Oliver Harris on CUT-UPS@60

2020 is the tenth anniversary of the EBSN and we wanted to celebrate the occasion with our most ambitious plans: the special Cut-Ups@60 double conference in Paris and London this September, featuring terrific line-ups of creative and critical participants. At the end … Continue reading

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CUT-UPS@60 Postponed

Yes, sadly we have been forced to postpone our plans for the double conference in September until at least 2021. More info to come soon…

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Telephone Interview with Carolyn Cassady, 2002

A little ray of much needed sunshine – Tom Knoff and Kurt Hemmer’s interview from 2002 has been edited and published on Vimeo, and you can listen to it here.

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New Book Review – The Beats By Steven Belletto

Check out A. Robert Lee’s free-flowing and admiring review of Belletto’s fantastic new contribution to Beat studies here.

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Death of a Magus – Genesis P-Orridge Obituary

I was very saddened to learn of the death of Orridge after his fight with leukemia. See Chris Becker’s electrifying obituary here and get a feel for Orridge’s commitment and contribution to avant-garde experimentalism.

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Michael McClure

I am saddened to report that Michael McClure passed away on May 4, 2020. I know several of our members did work on McClure, whose life and work truly transcends the Beat movement. Kurt Hemmer and Tom Knoff made a … Continue reading

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EBSN President Oliver Harris – News Update about CUT-UPS@60

Dear All,In light of the Coronavirus crisis, I’m getting in touch about plans for Cut-Ups@60 this September. The situation is so uncertain as well as so serious that planning 6 months ahead is almost impossible. Hopefully, the situation will have improved … Continue reading

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Claude Pélieu Conference – CFP Deadline Extended 7th March

The organizers (Frank Rynne, Peggy Pacini and James Horton) have extended the deadline for paper proposals for their conference: “Courts-circuits et visions disjonctées : œuvre et réseaux de Claude Pélieu/Short-circuits and Fused Visions: The Works and Networks of Claude Pélieu” … Continue reading

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CFP: Humanities Special Issue, Green Readings on the Beats

Submissions are now open for a special issue: “Keep on Rolling Under the Stars: Green Readings on the Beat Generation” Please consider submitting a paper on green aspects of the Beat Generation in a broad sense. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/humanities/special_issues/green_readings

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